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  • CHICAGO BASKETBALL ACADEMY

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  • BASKETBALL ECONOMY EDUCATION

    business. sports science. financial literacy.

  • ACADEMIC APPROACH

    Brain-Based. Harkness Method. Experiential Learning.

     

     

    Discussion-Based at CBA

    FAQ's

     

    Q: How can I apply?

    A: Send us an email to begin application process

     

    Q: What are the costs for academics/athletics at CBA?

    A: Costs vary per applicant email us for information

     

    Q: What are the age levels to participate?

    A: We have various programs for all age groups

     

    Q: Are high-school courses state aligned, and can I get into college?

    A: Yes, all courses are state aligned and meet the requirements needed for college admissions

     

    Q: Are courses only online, or can I to take them at a facility?

    A: Both options are available depending on your enrollment plan

  • PREP ADMISSIONS

    Grades 9+

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    CHICAGO BASKETBALL ACADEMY

     

    At CBA we educate our students and teach them about problem-creating, collaboration, problem-solving, creative expression, critical thinking, discussion-based interactions, effective reasoning, and innovation

     

    Students have an important role in understanding the level of education needed to reach new heights

     

    At CBA students learn how to:

     

    -Acquire insight based around new developments

    -Acquire skills needed for effective research

    -Think in depth using creative thinking and collaboration

    -Build autonomy from independent study lessions

    -Develop sound ideas that connect with others

     

     

    2017-18 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

     

    APPLICATION

    FINANCIAL AID

    SAT REGISTRATION

     

    leadership. value. direction.

     

  • ON-COURT OFF-COURT SESSIONS

    college-prep. pro-prep. life-prep.

    CBA Leaders during on-court BEI session

    DISCOVER BASKETBALL LIKE NO OTHER

     

    Basketball Economy Institute (BEI) stimulating academic & athletic programs that educate student-athletes on the business of basketball. For those aiming to pursue career opportunities in the field of basketball can register for BEI courses throughout the year. BEI students receive hands on instruction, infused with complex functions of the nature and business of basketball. BEI students learn how and why the 'Basketball Economy' will remain a $200 billion dollar annual enterprise. BEI courses are designed for aspiring team owners, executive management personnel, team operations, and professional basketball players.

     

    BEI courses enhance performance through personalized coaching, training, and development

     

    Email for registration

    BEI Off-Court Academic Session

    CBA Leaders examining professional contracts during off court BEI session

  • IMPROVE YOUR FUNCTIONS AND MECHANICS

     

    Sports Science Institute (SSI)

    innovative academic & athletic courses for students pursuing a career in the field of sports science. SSI students can register throughout the year to experience real world interactions, geared around treatment, prevention and therapy. Our SSI students shadow patients to collaborate, build ideas, share data, and engage in Harkness Method discussions with instructors. Students attending SSI gain instruction in areas of functional movement, bio-mechanics, nutrition, and more.

     

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    SSI Balance Test

    CBA Sports Science Director showing CBA Leaders an example of a balance test during biomechanics session

     

  • FINANCIAL LITERACY

    workshops. courses.

    LEARN FINANCES THROUGH-AND-THROUGH

     

    Financial Literacy Institute (FLI) at CBA we've partnered with Wells Fargo Hands-on-Banking program to provide students with various courses for 21st century financial skills. Our FLI instructors provide real world learning assignments and examples that enhance the financial literacy for students. Our FLI offers detailed instruction for students that wish to pursue a career in investments, financial management, philanthropy and more.

     

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    Hands on Banking (HOB) workshop at Wells Fargo

     

     

  • PERSONALIZED EDUCATION

    engaging minds. ThinkCERCA.

    ENHANCE YOUR ACADEMIC APPROACH

     

    Academic Enrichment (AE) 

    integrates dynamic online and in-class instruction, providing students with brain-based learning for the 21st century work force. In this photo, CBA students attend study workshop in a world-class 360 degree learning environment at ThinkCERCA.

  • CBA PREP ROSTER 2017 

    leaders in action.

    CBA LEADERS

     

     

    Mohammed Mahmood, POSITION: PG HEIGHT: 6'0 WEIGHT: 162lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Dubai

     

    Quinlan Bennett, POSITION: G/F HEIGHT: 6'2 WEIGHT: 169lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Illinois

     

    Elijah Moreno, POSITION: SG HEIGHT: 6'1 WEIGHT: 164lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Florida

     

    Jarquis Medley, POSITION: SG/Slasher HEIGHT: 6'3 WEIGHT: 206lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Illinois

     

    Joel Guzman, POSITION: PG/ HEIGHT: 5'9 WEIGHT: 148lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Ohio

     

    Jaylin Washington, POSITION: SF/Slasher HEIGHT: 6'5 WEIGHT: 214lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Illinois

     

    Patrick McNeal, POSITION: G/F HEIGHT: 6'4 WEIGHT: 183lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Ohio

     

    Jim Cordero, POSITION: SF HEIGHT: 6'3 WEIGHT: 194lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Illinois

     

    Mohamed Chaabane, POSITION: G/F HEIGHT: 6'1 WEIGHT: 164lbs GRADE: Freshman HOME: Qatar

     

    Samuel Hawkins, POSITION: PF HEIGHT: 6'5 WEIGHT: 214lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Illinois

     

    Xavier Canada, POSITION: PG HEIGHT: 5'10 WEIGHT: 161lbs GRADE: Sophomore HOME: Illinois

     

     

     

    CBA STAFF and COACHES

     

    Damond Williams, Chief Athletic Officer

     

    Christian Drolett, Associate Coach

     

    Jalida Bennett, Special Assistant

     

    Jeff Thomas, Assistant Coach

     

     

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  • CBA SUMMER PROGRAMS

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    CBA SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017

    -Complete registration by July 10th

    -Session 1: July 17th - August 4th

    -Session 2: August 7th - August 25th

    -Schedule & Handbook Available July 11th

    -Contact info@chicagobasketballacademy.org for assistance or call 312-402-2886

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    Ages 5-8, 10am-2pm

    • Basic Fundamental Skill Lessons
    • Academic Games & Contests
    • Workshops
    • Surprise Basketball Excursion
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA Youth T-Shirt 
     
     
     

    Ages 9-12, 10am-2pm

    • Intermediate Skills Training
    • Games & Contests
    • Workshops
    • Surprise Basketball Excursion
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA T-Shirt
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    Ages 13-17, 10am-2pm

    • Academic & Athletic Courses
    • Professional Coaching & Counseling
    • Tournament Play
    • Workshops
    • Activities & Excursions
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA T-Shirt & Handbook
  • SUMMER PROGRAMS REGISTRATION

    summer learning. summer fun

  • GLOBAL EDUCATION

    #childrenfirst

    TeachUNICEF

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is excited to collaborate with the Chicago Basketball Academy to inspire global citizenship among students and create opportunities for them to make an impact on areas of the world in need of development

     

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF will conduct TeachUNICEF workshops with the Chicago Basketball Academy to educate students on global issues and involve them in solutions to international problems

     

    Our goal is to empower students to educate, advocate, and fund-raise around UNICEF’s work

     

    UNICEF Workshop

    CBA Leaders and UNICEF Fellow discussing global issues at UNICEF corporate office in Chicago, IL

    UNICEF's Whitney Cross and CBA Leaders during workshop

    UNICEF Sports for Development workshops in Chicago, IL

  • MORE INFORMATION

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  • FOUNDATION

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  • USING BASKETBALL FOR GLOBAL PEACE

    Play For Syria

    Feb 24, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

    CBA Media Relations, Contributor

     

    Today, the Chicago Basketball Academy announced the emergence of Play For Syria - a humanitarian initiative using the game of basketball to welcome Syrian refugees in America, and in other parts of the world. As a social-enterprise, the Chicago Basketball Academy established viable partnerships for Play For Syria, and to award Syrian refugee (student-athletes) with full-boarding scholarships to attend CBA in 2017. Former American professional basketball players that played in Syria before the war will participate in Play For Syria, which includes sport development workshops, a 5-on-5 Charity Game, skill contests, and other various activities. Entertainment led by 5x Grammy Award Winner, Malik Yusef. At the end of the event, an award ceremony honoring participants, supporters, and sponsors will take place. Play For Syria is set to begin in Chicago during March Madness, and will continue throughout Europe and Asia.

     

     

    PLAY FOR SYRIA INFO

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    Photo of Syrian refugee scholarship recipients Talal and Omar at CBA in 2014.

  • NFL PLAYER JOINS CBA GIVING CIRLE

    Nathan Palmer, NFL Linebacker & Chicago Native Gives Back.

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    Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:21 AM

    CBA Media Relations, Contributor

     

    Nathan Palmer, Chicago native and NFL star join CBA's Giving Circle as a “3-Point” level Social Sponsor. His contribution will support CBA's L3C identity and social mission. Palmer, a former Illinois State Redbird and Greenbay Packer, is now a member of the Tennessee Titans and is an avid supporter of social enterprise. Growing up on Chicago’s south-side he understands having access to safe & reliable resources are important for the community he grew up in as well as in others around Chicago.

     

    “I play professional football, there is a lot of money that flows through that and it takes a lot of money to participate in a sport,” Palmer said. “I figured it’s the same way with basketball. Now we’re talking about kids from less fortunate communities having to come up with ‘x’ amount of dollars, this is an area that needs more funding.”

     

    His sponsorship will provide selected students with access to CBA’s programs and facilities, and help improve differences most Chicago youth and families face on a day-to-day basis, which is access to high-quality education.

     

     

    Email today for full release.

     

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